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Coast Saw-sedge

image by: 
Kevin Sparrow
Gahnia trifida

A tussock forming perennial with long narrow leaves that have rough rolled in margins and pendulous tips that grows up to 1.5 metres tall. Erect narrow dark brown flowers appear from October to November and shiny brown nuts are produced. This sedge is found in wetlands and provides habitat for frogs, mammals and birds. It requires moist well-drained sandy soils and can tolerate extended dry periods when established. 

Type: 
Sedge/Rush
Height: 
1 - 2m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Medium
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Butterfly Attracting
Birds
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/SA/Tas/WA

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